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How to be More Inclusive in Your Readers’ Advisory Work
An Infopeople Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenters: Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan
Equity, diversity, and inclusion may seem like abstract goals that are difficult to implement in your day-to-day advisory work, but with knowledge, effort, and intentionality, anyone can learn to apply an equity mindset to their reading and recommending.
In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan will give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We’ll talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives.
Note: While we’ll touch on collection development, the focus of the webinar is readers’ advisory.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Define, understand, and implement the concepts of inclusive readers advisory
- Have a deeper understanding of the #OwnVoices movement
- Reflect upon and identify gaps in their own reading and suggesting habits
- Bolster awareness of underrepresented authors amongst their coworkers and patrons
This webinar will be of interest to: Anyone who suggests or markets titles to patrons and customers.
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